The “Queen of Fruit” Rough leaf refers to the prickly leaves on the crown of this fruit. It’s an old time favourite for Pineapple fanciers, firm sweet yellow flesh grown in tropical north Queensland. Its great eaten fresh or as a mixer in fruit salads.
Rough Leaf pineapples have a firm, attractive yellow flesh and an often preferred flavour when compared to Smooth Cayenne. Production and availability of this fruit has declined in the face of increasing availability of new fresh fruit varieties. Annual production is now less than 1000 tonnes.